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Subject: I can only hope that IMG (who I think is going through an identity crisis) goes back to the what this pageant should be about. BEAUTY. As far as extreme retouching in the photos, yes, there are several girls who look NOTHING like their headshots, but leave that to the judges when they see these girls in person and see that the headshot was a bit of "smoke and mirrors" and that will be for them to judge but to think these girls should be so "natural" in their headshots - that is laughable. This is a pageant. What is wrong with a teen being confidently beautiful with make-up on? I just don't get what exactly it is you are trying to say. Maybe a better way to put it is that in the Teen headshots, the poses should not be "sultry" and more "teen" that would be my only critique. Otherwise, these teens are amazing.

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Date Posted: 09:08:36 04/03/19 Wed
In reply to: KrownKrazy 's message, "This is TEEN USA, even though you say this is about "natural beauty" this system should be about the WHOLE package especially beauty. In my opinion, IMG got the national Teen WRONG this past year. Their current titleholder is a big disappointment in many ways. The last thing any of these girls in high school want to see is a national role model looking like she just doesn't care about her looks (no make-up, not dressed nicely, etc.). You are representing the Teen girls of this nation and like it or not, Teen girls LOVE make-up, looking nice, beautiful hair, nice skin, etc. and thinking that their Teen USA is GORGEOUS not average. If you want plain, maybe you should watch or be a part of the MAOT system. They are known for not having pretty girls compete and win." on 09:07:26 04/03/19 Wed

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